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Earl Brant
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      10-21-2003
OK Gary,
How does one post messages to newsgroups and not give his/ her real e-mail
address?
Also...thanks for the info!!!!!

Earl Brant

"Gary G. Taylor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:i_Jkb.1592$(E-Mail Removed) ...
> Earl Brant wrote:
>
> > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and

hundreds
> > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating

Microsoft......(a
> > fix patch).

>
> [schnippen]
>
> These messages were emailed to your machine by machines that have been
> hijacked by the virus. Anyone you know who has your email address in their
> address book could have sent them. In addition, since you posted this
> message with what appears to be a valid email address, and the virus
> harvests email addresses from newsgroup postings, you have opened the
> floodgates to another batch of spam and virii.
>
> Since you are still receiving this large a volume of worm messages so long
> after its original appearance, I would bet that one or more of your

regular
> correspondents is infected with the virus and doesn't know it. It might be
> a Good Idea for you to, first, "munge" your email address (go to
> members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html to find out why you should do that
> and how to). Since you already use an antivirus, I assume you are familiar
> with the reasons why one uses such an application, as well as a firewall,
> as part of one's basic security provisions; just in case, though, you

might
> go to http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/ for more information along thoe
> lines.
>
> Armed with that knowledge, it is then time to read up on the Swen virus

and
> how it spreads. You can start your research by going to
> http://www.google.com, clicking the "Groups" tab at the top, then

"Advanced
> Group Search," and entering any appropriate keyword match and the name of
> this group in the other obvious places. You will get several hundred hits
> to your search, given that this subject has been discussed to death in

this
> newsgroup and many others. (That's a gentle hint that you might read
> newsgroups before posting messages in them.) You might then forward this
> knowledge to your correspondents, since you apparently have at least one
> who is still unaware of basic Internet security precautions and still
> believes that Microsoft sends out security patches in email.
>
> --
> Gary G. Taylor * Rialto, CA
> gary at donavan dot org / http:// geetee dot donavan dot org
> "The two most abundant things in the universe
> are hydrogen and stupidity." --Harlan Ellison



 
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Earl Brant
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      10-21-2003
OK Gary,
How does one post messages to newsgroups and not give his/ her real e-mail
address?
Also...thanks for the info!!!!!

Earl Brant

"Gary G. Taylor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:i_Jkb.1592$(E-Mail Removed) ...
> Earl Brant wrote:
>
> > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds and

hundreds
> > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating

Microsoft......(a
> > fix patch).

>
> [schnippen]
>
> These messages were emailed to your machine by machines that have been
> hijacked by the virus. Anyone you know who has your email address in their
> address book could have sent them. In addition, since you posted this
> message with what appears to be a valid email address, and the virus
> harvests email addresses from newsgroup postings, you have opened the
> floodgates to another batch of spam and virii.
>
> Since you are still receiving this large a volume of worm messages so long
> after its original appearance, I would bet that one or more of your

regular
> correspondents is infected with the virus and doesn't know it. It might be
> a Good Idea for you to, first, "munge" your email address (go to
> members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html to find out why you should do that
> and how to). Since you already use an antivirus, I assume you are familiar
> with the reasons why one uses such an application, as well as a firewall,
> as part of one's basic security provisions; just in case, though, you

might
> go to http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/ for more information along thoe
> lines.
>
> Armed with that knowledge, it is then time to read up on the Swen virus

and
> how it spreads. You can start your research by going to
> http://www.google.com, clicking the "Groups" tab at the top, then

"Advanced
> Group Search," and entering any appropriate keyword match and the name of
> this group in the other obvious places. You will get several hundred hits
> to your search, given that this subject has been discussed to death in

this
> newsgroup and many others. (That's a gentle hint that you might read
> newsgroups before posting messages in them.) You might then forward this
> knowledge to your correspondents, since you apparently have at least one
> who is still unaware of basic Internet security precautions and still
> believes that Microsoft sends out security patches in email.
>
> --
> Gary G. Taylor * Rialto, CA
> gary at donavan dot org / http:// geetee dot donavan dot org
> "The two most abundant things in the universe
> are hydrogen and stupidity." --Harlan Ellison



 
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      10-21-2003
Earl Brant, <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> OK Gary,
> How does one post messages to newsgroups and not give his/ her
> real e-mail address?
> Also...thanks for the info!!!!!
>
> Earl Brant


Read through these:

~ Munging ~
http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html
http://www.ecofuture.org/jmnews.html#hide

If you use OE go to...
Tools> Accounts> News> Properties> General tab
Change your account name in User Information.

Example:

----------> http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)lid

~ Spambots ~
http://www.sendfakemail.com/fakemail...t/makebait.asp

~ Harvesting ~
http://www.private.org.il/harvest.html
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~gcasel...arvesting.html

~Safe Hex ~
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/articles/safehex.html
http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html

Freeware programs:
SpamPal for Windows http://www.spampal.org/
FrontGateMX http://www.presorium.com/index.shtml

Unpatched IE security holes
http://pivx.com/larholm/unpatched/
>
> "Gary G. Taylor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:i_Jkb.1592$(E-Mail Removed) ...
>> Earl Brant wrote:
>>
>> > For about a month...maybe more...I have been getting hundreds
>> > and

> hundreds
>> > of the W.32.Swen.A@mm spam messages that are iimitating

> Microsoft......(a
>> > fix patch).

>>
>> [schnippen]
>>
>> These messages were emailed to your machine by machines that
>> have been hijacked by the virus. Anyone you know who has your
>> email address in their address book could have sent them. In
>> addition, since you posted this message with what appears to be
>> a valid email address, and the virus harvests email addresses
>> from newsgroup postings, you have opened the floodgates to
>> another batch of spam and virii.
>>
>> Since you are still receiving this large a volume of worm
>> messages so long after its original appearance, I would bet
>> that one or more of your

> regular
>> correspondents is infected with the virus and doesn't know it.
>> It might be a Good Idea for you to, first, "munge" your email
>> address (go to members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html to find
>> out why you should do that and how to). Since you already use
>> an antivirus, I assume you are familiar with the reasons why
>> one uses such an application, as well as a firewall, as part of
>> one's basic security provisions; just in case, though, you

> might
>> go to http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/ for more information
>> along thoe lines.
>>
>> Armed with that knowledge, it is then time to read up on the
>> Swen virus

> and
>> how it spreads. You can start your research by going to
>> http://www.google.com, clicking the "Groups" tab at the top,
>> then

> "Advanced
>> Group Search," and entering any appropriate keyword match and
>> the name of this group in the other obvious places. You will
>> get several hundred hits to your search, given that this
>> subject has been discussed to death in

> this
>> newsgroup and many others. (That's a gentle hint that you might
>> read newsgroups before posting messages in them.) You might
>> then forward this knowledge to your correspondents, since you
>> apparently have at least one who is still unaware of basic
>> Internet security precautions and still believes that Microsoft
>> sends out security patches in email.



 
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